WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1996 Green Bay Packers against the 1998 Denver Broncos 1,000 times. The 1996 Green Bay Packers win 72% of the time by an average score of 32-14. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1998 Denver Broncos  at  1996 Green Bay Packers
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1998 Denver Broncos 0 7 0 7 14
1996 Green Bay Packers 3 13 10 7 33
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
GRE8:56FGChris Jacke 46 yds. 0-3
2nd Quarter
DEN11:59TDEd McCaffrey 1 yd. pass from Elway (Elam kick)7-3
GRE4:45TDTerry Mickens 12 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke missed extra point)7-9
GRE0:00TDAntonio Freeman 53 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke kick)7-16
3rd Quarter
GRE6:15TDEdgar Bennett 26 yd. run (Jacke kick)7-23
GRE3:46FGChris Jacke 40 yds. 7-26
4th Quarter
GRE10:57TDRobert Brooks 45 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke kick)7-33
DEN3:59TDRod Smith 6 yd. pass from Elway (Elam kick)14-33
 
Team Statistics
 1998 Denver Broncos1996 Green Bay Packers
First Downs 18 18
- Rushing 7 5
- Passing 11 13
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 4/11 10/18
4th Down Eff 0/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 31-168 33-66
Avg Rush 5.4 2.0
Comp-Att-Int 17-28-3 19-30-0
Passing Yards 140 287
Sacks-Yards 2-14 1-7
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Punts-Avg 4-43.3 6-42.5
KR-Avg 6-22.8 3-21.0
PR-Avg 6-6.0 4-11.5
Penalties-Yard 4-30 3-15
Time of Possession 27:53 32:07

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1998 Denver Broncos Individual Stats   1996 Green Bay Packers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'98 Terrell Davis 21 133 1 54 0
'98 Derek Loville 4 29 1 24 0
'98 John Elway 5 7 0 4 0
'98 Howard Griffith 1 -1 0 -1 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'96 Edgar Bennett 16 51 1 26 1
'96 Dorsey Levens 10 13 0 3 0
'96 William Henderson 4 3 0 4 0
'96 Robert Brooks 1 1 0 1 0
'96 Brett Favre 2 -2 0 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'98 Rod Smith 6 60 2 0 22 1
'98 Shannon Sharpe 4 38 0 0 15 0
'98 Ed McCaffrey 4 26 0 0 14 1
'98 Willie Green 2 23 0 0 12 0
'98 Terrell Davis 1 7 0 0 7 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'96 Antonio Freeman 5 126 2 1 53 1
'96 Robert Brooks 4 69 1 1 45 1
'96 Edgar Bennett 3 34 0 0 15 0
'96 Don Beebe 3 27 0 0 10 0
'96 Keith Jackson 2 24 0 0 13 0
'96 Terry Mickens 1 12 0 0 12 1
'96 Dorsey Levens 1 2 0 0 2 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'98 John Elway 17 28 154 2 3
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'96 Brett Favre 19 30 294 3 0
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'96 Chris Jacke 46,40 -

Player of the Game:
'96 Brett Favre (1996 Green Bay Packers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1998 Denver (DEN) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1998 Denver (DEN) prepares to kickoff.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 7 and return it to the GRE 31.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:52
14:521/10own 310 - 0221 Levens pounds ahead for 1 yard.
14:182/9own 320 - 0221 Favre completes the pass to Beebe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
13:403/2own 390 - 0122 Bennett gains 3 yards up the middle.
12:571/10own 420 - 0131 Bennett rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
12:152/12own 400 - 0212 Favre's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
12:083/12own 400 - 0140 Favre overthrows Freeman and the pass is incomplete.
12:024/12own 400 - 0P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1998 Denver (DEN) return it to the DEN 42.
PENALTY on DEN: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the DEN 20.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 11:48
11:481/10own 100 - 0131 Davis pounds ahead for 8 yards.
11:042/2own 180 - 0212 Davis picks up 3 yards on a draw play. The ball is knocked loose.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) recovers the ball on the DEN 27.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 11:00
11:001/10270 - 0221 Bennett picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
10:202/9260 - 0221 Favre scrambles for a loss of 3 yards.
9:413/12290 - 0131 Levens is stopped at the line.
9:004/12290 - 0FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Jacke's 46 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, -2 yds, 2:00
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 8:56
8:56Kickoffown 300 - 3K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1998 Denver (DEN) catch the ball at the DEN 7 and return it to the DEN 26.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 8:49
8:491/10own 260 - 3212 Davis picks his way for 1 yard.
8:152/9own 270 - 3131 Elway soft pass is to Green who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 12 yd gain.
7:281/10own 390 - 3131 Loville gains 1 yard up the middle.
6:512/9own 400 - 3212 Elway soft pass is to Smith. Tackled immediately for a 2 yd gain.
6:103/7own 420 - 3230 Elway scrambles for 4 yards.
5:284/3own 460 - 3P1998 Denver (DEN) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 21.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 5:16
5:161/10own 210 - 3221 Bennett is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
4:422/11own 200 - 3212 Favre overthrows Levens and the pass is incomplete.
4:383/11own 200 - 3140 Favre's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
4:304/11own 200 - 3P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1998 Denver (DEN) return it to the GRE 49.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 4:20
4:201/10490 - 3131 Davis pounds ahead for 3 yards.
3:442/7460 - 3212 Davis picks up 9 yards on a draw play.
3:031/10370 - 3131 Loville picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
2:252/8350 - 3212 Davis pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1:423/7340 - 3140 Elway's pass is just out of reach of Smith. Incomplete pass.
PENALTY on DEN: Holding, declined.
1:374/7340 - 3131 Elway soft pass is to Smith. Tackled immediately for a 2 yd gain.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:31
1:311/10own 320 - 3131 Brooks picks up 1 yard on the end around.
0:522/9own 330 - 3221 Favre's pass is just out of reach of Bennett. Incomplete pass.
0:463/9own 330 - 3140 Favre hits Brooks who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
0:024/1own 410 - 3P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1998 Denver (DEN) return it to the DEN 20.
End of 1st Quarter ... 1998 Denver: 0 1996 Green Bay: 3

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
1998 Denver (DEN) at 15:00
15:001/10own 200 - 3221 Davis picks up 54 yards off tackle left.
14:091/10260 - 3212 Loville picks up 24 yards on a draw play.
13:221/Goal20 - 3131 Griffith is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
12:422/Goal30 - 3212 Elway scrambles for 2 yards.
12:043/Goal10 - 3221 Elway hits McCaffrey in the endzone.
1998 Denver scores a touchdown!
11:59PAT 6 - 3FG1998 Denver (DEN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 80 yds, 3:01
1998 Denver (DEN) at 11:59
11:59Kickoffown 307 - 3K1998 Denver (DEN) prepares to kickoff.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 10 and return it to the GRE 30.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 11:52
11:521/10own 307 - 3221 Bennett picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
11:162/9own 317 - 3221 Levens picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
10:383/6own 347 - 3131 Bennett picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
9:591/10own 467 - 3221 Levens rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
9:252/12own 447 - 3221 Favre hits Bennett who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
8:381/10417 - 3221 Bennett is stopped at the line.
8:022/10417 - 3212 Levens picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
7:283/8397 - 3140 Favre hits Brooks who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
6:491/10267 - 3221 Favre tosses the ball out to Bennett who makes a nice catch, sheds some tackles before being brought down. 15 yd gain.
6:091/10117 - 3131 Henderson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
5:342/10117 - 3221 Levens is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
4:513/11127 - 3140 Favre hits Mickens in the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
4:45PAT 7 - 9FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is no good.
Drive Summary: 12 plays, 70 yds, 7:07
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 4:45
4:45Kickoffown 307 - 9K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1998 Denver (DEN) catch the ball at the DEN 7 and return it to the DEN 35.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 4:36
4:361/10own 357 - 9212 Davis picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
4:022/8own 377 - 9230 Elway tosses the ball out to Smith. Catch is good and Smith gets some yardage for a 7 yd gain.
3:233/1own 447 - 9221 Elway hits McCaffrey who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
2:371/10427 - 9221 Davis carries, but is tackled for no gain before being run out of bounds.
2:002/10427 - 9230*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/10427 - 9131Elway is sacked by Sean Jones for 7 yards.
1:543/17497 - 9131*** 1998 Denver (DEN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:543/17497 - 9230 Elway's long pass is to Smith who makes the catch and falls forward for a 22 yd gain.
1:321/10277 - 9212Elway is sacked by Sean Jones for 7 yards.
1:132/17347 - 9212 Elway's pass is just out of reach of McCaffrey. Incomplete pass.
1:053/17347 - 9131Elway's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Doug Evans returns the interception to the GRE 10.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:56
0:561/10own 107 - 9221 Favre zips the short pass to Levens who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting knocked out of bounds for a 2 yd gain.
0:502/8own 127 - 9212 Favre overthrows Chmura and the pass is incomplete.
0:443/8own 127 - 9131 Favre hits Beebe who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 10 yd gain.
0:371/10own 227 - 9131*** 1996 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:371/10own 227 - 9221 Favre's pass is to Jackson who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 11 yd gain.
0:311/10own 337 - 9221*** 1996 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:311/10own 337 - 9131 Favre's pass is to Jackson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
0:241/10own 467 - 9131*** 1996 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:241/10own 467 - 9131 Bennett picks his way to the sidelines for 1 yard. Bennett runs out of bounds.
0:202/9own 477 - 9221 Bennett is stopped at the line.
0:063/9own 477 - 9131 Favre hits Freeman in the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
0:00PAT 7 - 15FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 90 yds, 1:00
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1998 Denver: 7 1996 Green Bay: 16

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 307 - 16K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1998 Denver (DEN) catch the ball at the DEN 8 and return it to the DEN 37.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 14:50
14:501/10own 377 - 16221 Davis picks up 8 yards off tackle left.
14:092/2own 457 - 16212 Davis gets 2 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
13:271/10own 477 - 16212 Davis picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
12:452/9own 487 - 16212 Elway soft pass is to Sharpe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
12:053/6497 - 16230 Elway screen pass is to McCaffrey. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
11:224/8own 497 - 16P1998 Denver (DEN) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 15.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 11:11
11:111/10own 157 - 16221 Favre's short pass is to Freeman. Catch is good and Freeman speeds down field for a 32 yd gain.
10:251/10own 477 - 16221 PENALTY on GRE: Illegal Motion, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 47 - NO PLAY.
10:251/15own 427 - 16221 Bennett rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
9:512/14own 437 - 16221 Favre's pass is to Freeman who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
9:073/1447 - 16221 Bennett gets 6 yards on a pitch right.
8:271/10387 - 16221 Levens pounds ahead for 3 yards.
7:482/7357 - 16131 Henderson is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
7:083/8367 - 16140 Favre completes the pass to Freeman who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 10 yd gain.
6:241/10267 - 16221 Bennett gains 26 yards on a sweep left.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
6:15PAT 7 - 22FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 90 yds, 4:56
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 6:15
6:15Kickoffown 307 - 23K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1998 Denver (DEN) catch the ball at the DEN 11 and return it to the DEN 30.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 6:07
6:071/10own 307 - 23221 Davis gains 2 yards up the middle.
PENALTY on GRE: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the DEN 32.
5:311/3own 377 - 23212 PENALTY on DEN: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the DEN 37 - NO PLAY.
5:311/8own 327 - 23212Elway's pass is intercepted.
Doug Evans returns the interception to the DEN 33.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 5:22
5:221/10337 - 23221 Favre's pass is to Beebe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
4:421/10237 - 23221 Bennett gets back to the line of scrimmage.
4:022/10237 - 23131 Favre overthrows Mickens and the pass is incomplete.
3:563/10237 - 23131 Favre's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
3:504/10237 - 23FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Jacke's 40 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 10 yds, 1:32
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 3:46
3:46Kickoffown 307 - 26K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1998 Denver (DEN) catch the ball at the DEN 8 and return it to the DEN 21.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 3:40
3:401/10own 217 - 26212 Loville picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
3:012/8own 237 - 26230 Elway's short pass is to Davis who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 2 yd gain.
PENALTY on DEN: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the DEN 23 - NO PLAY.
2:582/18own 137 - 26131 Davis gains 2 yards up the middle.
2:173/16own 157 - 26230 Elway completes the pass to Smith who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 21 yd gain.
1:351/10own 367 - 26131 Davis picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
0:552/8own 387 - 26230 Elway scrambles for 2 yards.
0:183/6own 407 - 26131Elway's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Doug Evans returns the interception to the DEN 45.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:10
0:101/10457 - 26221 Favre scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
0:002/9447 - 26221Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1998 Denver: 7 1996 Green Bay: 26

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/9447 - 26212Favre is sacked by Bill Romanowski for 7 yards.
14:193/16own 497 - 26041 Favre's long pass is just out of reach of Beebe. Incomplete pass.
14:134/16own 497 - 26P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1998 Denver (DEN) return it to the DEN 19.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 14:04
14:041/10own 197 - 26221 Davis picks up 2 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
13:222/8own 217 - 26131 Davis is stopped at the line.
12:443/8own 217 - 26131 Elway's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
12:394/8own 217 - 26P1998 Denver (DEN) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 49.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 12:26
12:261/10own 497 - 26131 Favre zips the short pass to Brooks who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 3 yd gain.
11:452/7487 - 26212 Levens gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
11:063/4457 - 26230 Favre hits Brooks. Catch is good and Brooks speeds down field and into the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
10:57PAT 7 - 32FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 51 yds, 1:29
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 10:57
10:57Kickoffown 307 - 33K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1998 Denver (DEN) catch the ball at the DEN 2 and return it to the DEN 31.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 10:47
10:471/10own 317 - 33212 Davis gains 7 yards up the middle.
10:172/3own 387 - 33212 Elway screen pass is to Davis who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 7 yd gain.
9:541/10own 457 - 33131 Elway scrambles for a loss of 1 yard.
9:352/11own 447 - 33212 Elway completes the pass to Sharpe who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
9:151/10447 - 33221 Elway's underthrows Loville. Incomplete pass.
9:042/10447 - 33230 PENALTY on GRE: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 44 - NO PLAY.
9:042/5397 - 33230 Elway's pass is just out of reach of McCaffrey. Incomplete pass.
8:593/5397 - 33230 Elway scrambles for no gain.
8:374/5397 - 33P1998 Denver (DEN) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 11.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 8:27
8:271/10own 117 - 33131 Favre overthrows Jackson and the pass is incomplete.
8:222/10own 117 - 33212 Favre's short pass is to Bennett. Tackled immediately for a 4 yd gain.
7:373/6own 157 - 33230 Bennett pounds ahead for 1 yard.
PENALTY on DEN: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 16.
6:541/10own 217 - 33221 Levens picks his way to the sidelines for 2 yards. Levens runs out of bounds.
6:112/8own 237 - 33221 Bennett gains 2 yards up the middle.
5:303/6own 257 - 33230 Favre overthrows Levens and the pass is incomplete.
5:244/6own 257 - 33P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1998 Denver (DEN) return it to the DEN 42.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 5:13
5:131/10own 427 - 33131 Elway hits Sharpe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
4:511/10437 - 33212 Elway's pass is to Sharpe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
4:452/2357 - 33212*** 1998 Denver (DEN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
4:452/2357 - 33131 Davis picks up 2 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
4:411/10337 - 33221 Elway overthrows McCaffrey and the pass is incomplete.
4:332/10337 - 33131 Elway's pass is to McCaffrey who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
4:101/10207 - 33221 Davis gets 14 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
4:041/Goal67 - 33212 Elway's short pass is to Smith who makes the catch and falls forward into the endzone.
1998 Denver scores a touchdown!
3:59PAT 13 - 33FG1998 Denver (DEN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 58 yds, 1:14
1998 Denver (DEN) at 3:59
3:59Kickoffown 3014 - 33K1998 Denver (DEN) prepares to kickoff.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 3 and return it to the GRE 22.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 3:55
3:551/10own 2214 - 33221 Levens picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
3:132/8own 2414 - 33221 Favre's pass is to Freeman who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 18 yd gain.
2:261/10own 4214 - 33221 Bennett carries, but is tackled for no gain.
2:002/10own 4214 - 33212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/10own 4214 - 33131 Henderson gains 4 yards on a sweep left.
1:163/6own 4614 - 33212 Henderson is stopped at the line.
0:364/6own 4614 - 33P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1998 Denver (DEN) return it to the DEN 18.
1998 Denver (DEN) at 0:24
0:241/10own 1814 - 33131 Davis rushes for 10 yards off tackle right.
0:181/10own 2814 - 33131*** 1998 Denver (DEN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:181/10own 2814 - 33221 Elway's pass is just out of reach of Sharpe. Incomplete pass.
0:142/10own 2814 - 33131 Elway's pass is to Green who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
0:061/10own 3914 - 33131*** 1998 Denver (DEN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:061/10own 3914 - 33221 Elway overthrows Smith and the pass is incomplete.
End of 4th Quarter ... 1998 Denver: 14 1996 Green Bay: 33

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